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NBI Arrests Three Individuals for Illegally Selling Registered SIM Cards

Illegally Selling Registered SIM Cards

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has caught three people for selling registered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards online.

The FBI’s Cybercrime Division (NBI-CCD) arrested Keone Gabrielle Lebumfacil, Aljon Christian Reyes, and Beverly Cruz on Tuesday, September 19.

Different actions were carried out by different agents.

All three people were charged by the NBI with breaking Section 7 of Republic Act 11934, also known as the Sim Registration Act, and Sections 6 and 4(a)(5)(i)(aa) of Republic Act 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Lebumfacil and Reyes were both arrested in Las Pinas City after NBI officials pretended to be buyers and did business with Armando Samling’s Facebook page, which sold registered SIM cards for PHP30 each.

A total of 1,023 SIM cards from different networks were taken. Not all of them are registered, and some have been deleted, registered, or expired.

On the other hand, Cruz was caught because of deals made by NBI agents pretending to be buyers on Facebook under the name Nopce Nalds, which sells registered SIM cards for PHP10 each.

Cruz was arrested in Pasay City after getting PHP1,000 on her Gcash account as part of the payment. Cruz had brought 560 SIM cards with her.

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